Speakers

Event speakers

Sven Schubert

Senior investment strategist

Vontobel Asset Management

Sven Schubert is senior investment strategist in the multi-asset investment department at Vontobel Asset Management. He joined the organisation in July 2011 as a currency specialist and economist for emerging markets. Prior to joining Vontobel, Schubert worked at Credit Suisse Private Banking for over six years, as an emerging markets and FX strategist. In 2005 he joined Credit Suisse's PhD programme and worked as emerging markets economist. From 2000 to 2004, Schubert worked in various positions for Dresdner Bank, the German Institute of Economic Research and the Max Planck Institute. He holds a master's degree and PhD in economics from the Free University of Berlin.

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Duncan Wood

Global editorial director

Risk.net

Duncan Wood is the London-based editor-in-chief of Risk.net. He was promoted to the role at the start of 2015, to lead the editorial reorganisation of the website and its print titles. Wood had been editor of Risk magazine since July 2011. He rejoined Risk as European editor in October 2009, having originally worked for Risk and Asia Risk in London and Hong Kong as a writer and researcher between 1998 and 2000.
In the intervening years, Wood was news editor for the Oliver Wyman-founded online start-up ERisk.com. He also worked freelance for six years while living in Germany, with his work featuring in Euromoney, Financial News, IFR, and The Wall Street Journal, as well as Risk magazine and its sister titles. Wood has written about derivatives and risk throughout his 17-year career in journalism. He is a Neal Awards finalist, and has won Incisive Media's journalist and editor of the year awards.

Joe Parsons

Global markets deputy editor

Risk.net and FX Markets

Joe Parsons is deputy editor on the markets desk. He was formerly deputy editor at Global Custodian, and prior to that was at The Trade.

Tom Rees

Head of crypto trading

Eisler Capital

Tom Rees is head of crypto trading at Eisler Capital.He focuses on on a variety of systematic and discretionary strategies. Prior to joining Eisler, Rees spent seven years at Deutsche Bank as an e-FX quant trader.

Rafael Wyss

Head of foreign exchange and commodity advisory, Zurich

Credit Suisse

Allan Guild

Director

Hilltop Walk Consulting

Arnob Biswas

FX macro strategist

SMBC Global Securities

Anthony Borval

Chief analyst, trade support securities and FX ops

Nordea Asset Management

Lisa Dukes

Co-founder of treasury consultant

Dukes & King

Myriam Sifaoui

Global emerging chief operating officer - director

Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking - SGCIB

 

 

Nathan Vurgest

Director of trading

Record Currency Management

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Asif Razaq

Global head of FX algo execution

BNP Paribas

Asif Razaq is an experienced foreign exchange algo trader with over 15 years of experience developing electronic trading platforms. He has a masters of science degree in artificial intelligence (AI) and joined BNP Paribas from Citi, where he worked on various initiatives including e-FX pricing engines and algorithmic trading. Utilising his experience in AI, Razaq developed and launched Cortex iX, a cutting-edge FX algorithmic execution platform that has been highly acclaimed by clients and industry experts globally.

Myriam Sifaoui

Global emerging chief operating officer - director

Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking - SGCIB

 

 

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Marcus Butt

Managing director prime services

NatWest Markets

Prior to taking responsibility for FX Prime Services, Marcus was responsible for sales across Prime Brokerage, Futures & OTC Clearing and for the OTC Clearing product in EMEA.

Before joining RBS, Marcus spend 17 years at UBS where he held a number of roles in Prime Services, Securities Lending and FX

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Stephane Malrait

Global head of market structure and innovation for financial markets

Stéphane Malrait is Managing Director, Global Head of Market Structure and Innovation for Financial Markets, at ING Bank. Stephane is responsible for following the market structure and industry challenges impacting the financial market industry. He is leading innovation activities internal to ING and also external partnerships and developments with Fintech companies. He actively contributes to industry working groups to represent ING Bank.

Stéphane joined ING in 2015 to lead the bank e-commerce initiatives across all financial market products and to develop on the financial market group’s cross-asset eCommerce strategy. Before joining ING, Stephane spent eight years at Société Générale, where he was Global Head of FIC eCommerce, creating an eCommerce business covering credit, rates, money market, emerging market, and FX. Prior to this, Stéphane worked at JPMorgan Chase for ten years, serving in different roles in Global FX E-Commerce Business Management and cross-asset eCommerce technology and was based in London and New York.

Stephane has a strong background in financial markets and understands the need for continued technological development to drive positive change in trading and market structure workflows. He is leading ING's Financial Market Innovation strategy and also working on the implementation of financial regulations that will impact the client trading activities and transform how the trading floor operates.

Stephane is also a board member for several Fintech market initiatives and trading associations. Since 2005 he has been active with the ACI Financial Market Association - an international non-profit organisation that represents the interests of market professionals in foreign exchange and money markets. Here, he has chaired the ACI FX Committee, representing the views of professionals in the FX sector. He is also an active member of the ECB FX contact group working on the BIS Global FX code of conduct working groups.

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David Page

Head of macroeconomic research

AXA Investment Managers

David Page is head of macroeconomic research at AXA Investment Managers. He manages a global team of 10 economists and strategists, is a regular guest on Bloomberg TV and other global media. Page joined AXA Investment Managers in July 2014 as a senior economist to provide economics coverage on US and UK economies. He has written extensively on the US economy, covering elections, fundamental monetary policy debates and issues of fiscal stimulus. Before joining AXA Investment Managers, Page worked for four years at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking as a senior economist, primarily covering the UK economy. During this time, he was twice voted the top forecaster in the region in 2011 and 2012 (and came third in 2013). Prior to this, Page worked for 10 years at Investec Bank as a global economist, primarily covering the UK and European economies. Before this, he spent five years in the Government Economic Service, initially working for the energy regulator before joining the UK Debt Management Office – an executive agency of HM Treasury – at its inception in 1998, considering issues of primary issuance for the UK gilt market. Page holds a masters of science degree in economics from the University of Warwick, UK and a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of York.

 

Allan Guild

Director

Hilltop Walk Consulting

Bhupen Velani

Global head, transactional FX trading

Bank of America

Itay Tuchman

Former global head of foreign exchange, Citi

Independent FX markets expert

Francesco Pesole

FX strategist

ING

Arnob Biswas

FX macro-strategist

SMC Global Securities

Viraj Patel

Senior strategist and partner

Vanda research

Viraj is a Senior Strategist and joined Vanda in 2020 from Arkera where he was Head of Macro & Geopolitics Research. Prior to this, Viraj worked as an FX Strategist at ING and had roles at Barclays Wealth and the Bank of England. Viraj graduated in Economics from the University of Cambridge and is a CFA charterholder.

Nikita Fadeev

Partner

Fasanara Capital